This is the first urban fixed gear bike I’ve seen roll out with a stock 650 front. Personally, I’m not a fan of the 650 front wheel. If you want to do bar spins, get a bike built for it, if you want the front end lower, get a pursuit bike. But it isn’t going away, and cheers to the companies that see what the people want. So enter: “The Masher.”
A company in LA has brought this bike, designed for the “young and fearless rider” to the masses. For a limited time, you can get a frameset, including a BB and seatpost for $300.
The Masher is a Taiwanese-made 4130 chromoly steel frame with a straight-blade fork. The fork steer tube is 1-1/8-inch threadless for the integrated headset. Sizes include 46, 48, 50, 52, 54 and 56cm
Stay tuned for 5 more models coming out in 2010. I’m interested in seeing what else they have to offer. Best of luck guys.
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